60 Frames Per Second — Double the frame rate and over 100 new animations deliver more responsive, intelligent and realistic physical action. Players move more fluidly around the pitch, deliver beautifully placed passes and snap off precision shots.
Be A Pro — Pick a professional player or create a player and test your ability. Master positioning, improve your attributes and develop into an elite player. Co-operate with up to three friends fixed to their player on the same team or go head-to-head as rivals with a single cart and local multiplayer
Real-Time Feedback — Track your performance in every match in real-time with in-game feedback and a final rating. Earn skill points to develop your player into a national legend.
Penalty Shoot-Out Mode— Experience the elation and agony of a penalty shoot-out as if you were on the pitch. New shot animations add a variety of new shots to your arsenal to strike the ball past the goalie. Master your nerves to score the goal that wins your team glory.
New Slide Tackles — Defenders now have the ability to execute slide tackle to interrupt passes or block shots in addition to winning challenges.
Contextual Shooting Control —Deliver precise, skillful shots around the box or use your power to blast away from long range.
Online Play—Challenge your biggest rivals across the world via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
Single Card Play -- Go head-to-head against a friend who has another Nintendo DS in a Single-Card Play wireless match—even if they don't own the game.
Complete Authenticity — FIFA Soccer 09 features over 500 licensed teams and 30 leagues.